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The history of TAG Findings

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:22:51 -0500
Message-ID: <4F15BC7B.9010307@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
CC: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
 From time to time lately, people have asked me how the TAG came to publish 
"Findings", given that Findings are not mentioned in the TAG's charter or 
in the W3C process document. Quite by chance, I stumbled today on this 
e-mail [1] from Tim Bray, sent almost exactly ten years ago, which appears 
to be where the idea was first proposed and advocated.

I am >not< encouraging us to start a new discussion of the pros and cons of 
Findings just now. The precedent for publishing them is clearly 
established, and I think the TAG should decide on a case-by-case basis when 
to do Rec-track work, when to publish W3C Notes, Findings, e-mails, etc. I 
just thought it might be useful to remind ourselves all these years later 
what the original rationale(s) for Findings were.

FYI, the complete lists of the TAGs Findings is at [2].

Noah

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2002Jan/0083
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/findings
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:23:31 GMT

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